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True to form, Kerry blames others for gaffe
Boston Herald ^ | 2 November 2006 | Joe Fitzgerald

Posted on 11/01/2006 7:16:30 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

The most amazing thing about John Kerry is that anyone withhalf a brain would still take him half as seriously as he obviously takes himself.

If he’s not putting his foot in his mouth, he’s attempting to extract it, as he is again this morning, trying to blame everyone but himself for his outrageous defamation of America’s fighting forces, slurring them as unproficient, shallow-minded cannon fodder.

Appearing in California to ostensibly assist Phil Angelides, a Democratic candidate for governor, Kerry warmed up by suggesting George W. Bush used to live in Texas, “but now lives in a state of denial.”

Whatever happened to that American ideal of “the loyal opposition,” especially when the country is at war?

Is common decency too much to expect from Kerry? Or have the fires of his insatiable ambition consumed his common sense as well?

He has no one but himself to blame for this latest fiasco, which was pure blasphemy born of bitterness over losing to Bush in 2004.

Addressing students at Pasadena City College, he said, “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Stuck with whom, Senator? All those losers, rejects and unenlightened simpletons who left their homes and loved ones not because of any sense of duty and honor, but because they screwed up in the classroom? Was that your point, senator?

The only one who screwed up here was Kerry, who’d be well-advised to do the right thing and admit it.

Humility, however, is not his strong suit.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benedictarnold; gaffe; johnfnkerry; kerrydumbiraqgaffe; rats; shamelessweasel; swifties; traitor; unfit; yellowbelly
Maybe Massachusetts is finally waking up?
1 posted on 11/01/2006 7:16:31 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

I've lived in MA my whole life. We're not waking up. We're circling the bowl.


2 posted on 11/01/2006 7:18:45 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Someone up there needs to say something about their moronic junior Senator.

Even though their senior Senator is possibly worse.


3 posted on 11/01/2006 7:19:51 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Aussie Dasher

When I heard that Hillary had blasted Kerry for his gaff, it seemed a little too convenient to me. It almost sounded as if Kerry was set up to be the stooge, so Hillary could sound reasoned, so moderate don't you know.


4 posted on 11/01/2006 7:20:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Where HAS Fat Teddy been lately? Holed up with Reid and Pelosi? (better lay in a big stock of Scotch for that one)


5 posted on 11/01/2006 7:21:57 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Whatever happened to that American ideal of “the loyal opposition,” "

Oh they are loyal, but whatever the hell it is it is NOT America.


6 posted on 11/01/2006 7:22:07 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Aussie Dasher
Is common decency too much to expect from Kerry? Or have the fires of his insatiable ambition consumed his common sense as well?

He never had any common sense. I would contend that it may have consumed his soul, but I doubt he every had one of those either.
7 posted on 11/01/2006 7:22:54 PM PST by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Just watched a part of a rerun of Tony Snow's presser today.

The pressitutes are going out of their minds.

I love it tho. The dem campaign against our President has been stopped cold in it's tracks.

Kerry struck a nerve with the military, past and present. That amazing picture from the troops in Iraq has made it's way around the country, if not the world.

8 posted on 11/01/2006 7:23:47 PM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: Aussie Dasher

nah - this is the Herald and not the Globe


9 posted on 11/01/2006 7:24:01 PM PST by RDTF (Iraq: terrorist flypaper)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Out of the Boston Herald?

The SKY IS FALLING!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 11/01/2006 7:24:50 PM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: Aussie Dasher
On average, those serving in the military are more highly educated than those who call themselves democrats.
11 posted on 11/01/2006 7:26:13 PM PST by etradervic (Able Danger, Peter Paul Campaign Fraud, Travelgate, Whitewater, Sandy Berger...demand answers!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"We're circling the bowl."

omg, that's funny. never heard that one before

12 posted on 11/01/2006 7:31:27 PM PST by Boxsford
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To: DoughtyOne

From this point on, Hitlery is going to be in "I'm running in 2008" mode. This means the knifes are being sharpened and are are going jammed into peoples backs fast and furious. At any moment she will seize the spotlight or shank someone that could stand in her way.
Kerry has been one of her prime targets since 2003 when behind the scenes, she and the clintonistas worked hard to make sure Kerry didn't win the election. If he did, Hitlery would of had no chance in 2008. Now that Kerry has mentioned he might try to run for president again, Hitlery has her knifes out again and will use any oppurtunity to shank him and throw him under the bus.


13 posted on 11/01/2006 7:31:43 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

she already had livingston rig kennedys plane


14 posted on 11/01/2006 7:36:06 PM PST by al baby
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To: OldFriend

One of the reporterettes asked Tony why should Kerry apologize when Rush hadn't apologized for what he said about MJFox. Tony politely reminded her that Rush wasn't a public figure. Besides Rush did apologize but the media could care less.


15 posted on 11/01/2006 7:39:49 PM PST by Atlantian
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To: Aussie Dasher
Maybe Massachusetts is finally waking up?

NAHHHHH.

Fitzy was a former sportswriter who has in recent years been the designated "conscience" of that paper. He writes local fluff stuff for the minor league Boston rag.

Truthfully, the herald is a much better paper than the globe, but nobody but the me will say so. It ain't PC you know.

Not easy for a paper such as the Boston Herald which has sunk so low in their ridiculous opposition to Mitt Romney that they can hardly be taken seriously.

16 posted on 11/01/2006 7:39:55 PM PST by Radix (This Tag Line would be a better joke about John Kerry if I hadn't left out 2 words and mangled it)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Is common decency too much to expect from Kerry?

YES

17 posted on 11/01/2006 7:41:27 PM PST by Just Lori (Thank you, United States Air Force! Sixty years of awesome service!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Interestingly, just saw a preview of tonight's David Letterman Top Ten, which is about Kerry's gaffe... One of the lines has Kerry taking Mel Gibson's example and blaming it on the Jews...


18 posted on 11/01/2006 7:43:14 PM PST by Zeppo
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I happen to think it's why this story has any legs at all in the media.


19 posted on 11/01/2006 7:45:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: OldFriend
Every question at the presser seemed to be

"Why are you being so mean to Kerry?"

20 posted on 11/01/2006 7:47:23 PM PST by Brasil ( "It is a struggle FOR civilization." W 9-11-06)
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To: DoughtyOne
It almost sounded as if Kerry was set up to be the stooge, so Hillary could sound reasoned, so moderate don't you know.P>I doubt it was set up that way, but an ambitious and animal-clever Hillary sure was bound to pounce on the opportunity. You can't just hand a mouse to a ferret and pretend not to know what would happen next.
21 posted on 11/01/2006 7:51:40 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Aussie Dasher
Maybe Massachusetts is finally waking up?

No, the Herald has hated Kerry for as long as I remember.

22 posted on 11/01/2006 8:01:22 PM PST by nwrep
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To: Aussie Dasher

I think Someone up there is showing us gaffe by gaffe why They intervened in 2004...


23 posted on 11/01/2006 8:22:36 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Boxsford; ClearCase_guy
"Circling the Bowel" is quite appropriate.
With Kerry and Kennedy - you're talking about Massoftwoshits....

However -- those of us in Kalifornicate shouldn't throw stones ---- we live in a glass house filled with all manner of deviants, perverts, illegal aliens and a state legislature controlled by the most feckless imbeciles in the nation....

Semper Fi
24 posted on 11/01/2006 8:24:37 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat


25 posted on 11/01/2006 8:28:16 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Chamberlain/Kerry '08?


26 posted on 11/01/2006 9:09:57 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry Explains Himself

“The Republicans are trying to make a big issue out of my advice to students,” Sen John Kerry (D-Mass) said at a hastily called press conference. The press conference was scheduled after various veterans took offense to Kerry’s assertion that “only morons and losers go to war.”

“My intent was to urge students to do well in school so they wouldn’t flunk out and lose their student deferments,” Kerry explained. “If you wash out of school you’re gonna get drafted and sent to Iraq. I was just trying to use this unpleasant reality to help motivate them to study hard.”

“I mean, staying in school reading Marx and Chomsky’s got to be better than wading through rice paddies waiting to get shot,” Kerry continued. “I don’t think I have to apologize to anyone for giving this sensible advice.”

“Besides, I was misinterpreted,” Kerry went on. “Republican saboteurs stole my notes. Karl Rove telepathically disrupted my mind. Stop me when I come to an excuse that sounds plausible.”

Kerry made no attempt to deal with data indicating that Army recruits have better scholastic records than the average American.

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens1.htm


27 posted on 11/01/2006 9:33:35 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: Brasil
Some dumbo womyn at the presser kept trying to bring Rush into the story.

Their desperation is all the more infuriating and I would hope those elite conservatives would wake up and figure out that voting is urgent.

28 posted on 11/02/2006 4:02:06 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: Atlantian
I watched the re run last night and it got even better. Tony Snow said that Kerry was the head of the Democratic Party. One wiseass reporter called him on it saying Kerry was NOT the head of the party.

Tony says.....you're right HOWARD DEAN is the head of the party! LOLOL..... oh that's even better!!

29 posted on 11/02/2006 4:03:56 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: Radix
Why doesn't the newspaper hire Mike Barnicle to be it's conscience.

/s/

30 posted on 11/02/2006 4:04:46 AM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Deer Jon
31 posted on 11/02/2006 4:05:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: river rat

massoftwoshits......hehehe


32 posted on 11/02/2006 5:24:35 AM PST by Boxsford
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To: Aussie Dasher

This from the Boston Herald? This is HUGH!!


33 posted on 11/02/2006 6:59:46 AM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Yep, you're right.


34 posted on 11/02/2006 7:03:12 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I agree. I'm still trying to figure out which is the mouse and which is the ferret. LOL. Of course, Hillary is the ferret, or perhaps shrew.


35 posted on 11/02/2006 7:05:05 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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To: OldFriend

bttt


36 posted on 11/02/2006 7:05:49 AM PST by 1035rep
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